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Tina Fey as Blerta, The New Roommate on 'Girls' (SNL Video)

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens September 29, 2013 at 10:18AM

It's easy to spoof Girls, from Lena Dunham's very particular delivery to her character's unlimited insecurity and narcissism. But host Tina Fey took an entirely fresh approach in the best of the sketches from last night's otherwise tame Saturday Night Live, as a new roommate -- a peasant crone named Blerta who blurts out the truth to the friends. "Don't speak. They will know you are simple," she advises Shoshanna. But she saves the most perfect observation for Hannah (perfectly played by new cast member Noel Wells) at the end.
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It's easy to spoof Girls, from Lena Dunham's very particular delivery to her character's unlimited insecurity and narcissism. But host Tina Fey took an entirely fresh approach in the best of the sketches from last night's otherwise tame Saturday Night Live, as a new roommate -- a peasant crone named Blerta who blurts out the truth to the friends. "Don't speak. They will know you are simple," she advises Shoshanna. But she saves the most perfect observation for Hannah (perfectly played by new cast member Noel Wells) at the end.

Here it is. The show's tone may have been too much standard SNL, but Blerta is pure, hilarious Tina Fey.

 

This article is related to: Tina Fey, SNL, Saturday Night Live, Television, Television, Lena Dunham, Girls, Noel Welles

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